Written by James Mitchell
This book details the political history and moments leading up to the election of the SNP’s Winnie Ewing and the profound effect her success has had on the political landscape of Scotland and the UK since. Professor James Mitchell provides an insightful examination of the different factors that contributed to Ewing’s and the SNP’s 1967 success. Through interviews with and surveys of SNP members, archival research and trawling through contemporary sources, He presents a multi-layered understanding of this crucial turning point in Scottish politics.
This watershed by-election was transformative for the SNP and for Scotland. In the increasingly turbulent waters of contemporary politics, this book provides a necessary histoical context to assist in one’s navigation of the political landscape today.